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English Passengers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385497442
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Published: Anchor - January 16th, 2001

An arrogant vicar and a disturbingly elitist doctor unknowingly book passage on a rum smuggling ship bound for Tasmania. The captain & crew go to great lengths to disguise their true intentions, all the while a lone Tasmanian slave sows the seeds of revolt at their destination. A great literary adventure in the spirit of David Mitchell or Joseph Conrad.

The Restraint of Beasts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684865119
Published: Touchstone - October 5th, 1999

Two shiftless workers and their frustrated foreman travel from Scotland to England to construct chain link fences with varying degrees of success. Yes, that is what this book is about and it's one of my all-time favorites.

The great thing about Mills' writing is the way he pulls subtle little moments of humor and distress out of the completely mundane. Not quite black humor, but definitely grey.

This first novel was shortlisted for both the Whitbread and Booker prizes.

Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will Cover Image
By Judith Schalansky, Christine Lo (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780143118206
Published: Penguin Books - October 5th, 2010

Fascinating maps, timelines, and histories of 50 places you’ve never heard of. Telling stories of castaways, run-away slaves, pirates, naturalists, and salty lighthouse keepers - all put together in a really cool package.

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of EDO Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836521208
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Published: Taschen - August 26th, 2010

This is a great gift for anybody. One hundred reprints of the famous Japanese woodblock prints on fine parchment paper, bound together in a beautiful hardcover ivory-clasp style book.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400065455
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - June 29th, 2010

Amazing, amazing, amazing. It’s been six years since his brilliant novel “Cloud Atlas” came out and Mr. Mitchell doesn’t disappoint with this epic follow-up that is every bit as touching and profound as you’d expect. This book is unmissable.